West Ham World process personal information only in strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and other associated data protection legislation. Any personal information provided or gathered via this web site is controlled primarily by West Ham World of 23 Meadgate Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8DR
WHAT INFORMATION DO WEST HAM WORLD COLLECT?
Your personal information is not collected from you automatically, simply as a result of your accessing this web site. It is only collected on a voluntary basis, resulting from your own input of this information. The only information that is collected automatically when you access this web site is the IP address of the computer that you are using. For more information on IP addresses, please see below.
We will also collect information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, web-browser details, operating system details, and your activities whilst on the Website together with information about other websites that you have visited either before or after you have entered onto the Website.
If you register your personal details with this web site, it is only known to West Ham World and trusted third party suppliers of related services. If you choose to register, West Ham World will request information such as your name, email address, address, telephone number or other contact details as required. This information will then be held by West Ham World as it is necessary for West Ham World to carry out the services for which you registered. West Ham World also use this information to improve the function of the web site and to prevent any abuse to the web site. This information will not be kept indefinitely, only for the statutory period allowed under the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended).
West Ham World will also keep any correspondence you send West Ham World whether by email or standard mail. This correspondence will not be kept indefinitely, only for the statutory period allowed under the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended).
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
HOW DO WEST HAM WORLD USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED?
All the information that West Ham World collect via the web site or correspondence is used to help West Ham World understand more about who uses the web site and to help improve the web site and the services that it offers. It will also help West Ham World to send communications to you that may be of interest.
We do share information about users with third parties order to promote, sell or enhance the products and services we provide but we only disclose such information in an aggregated or anonymised form so that the information is incapable of identifying you as an individual. We take the privacy of our users very seriously, we do not rent, sell or share your personal data with other people. However, your personal data may be passed to a third party in any one of these circumstances:-
- If West Ham World have a duty to do so or if the law allows or requires West Ham World to do so;
- If West Ham World or its assets are sold to or purchased by another company or person;
- To affiliated businesses or subsidiary or parent companies of West Ham World.
If West Ham World wishes to or is required to pass on your information to a third party it will not do so other than with your express permission.
West Ham World may use the personal information that you have provided to contact you by any of the methods which you input. Communications from West Ham World will be limited to administrative messages unless you have “opted in” to receive additional information about new services, features or products which are being offered by West Ham World. If you do not want to be contacted in this way then please click where indicated when you are completing any of the online forms where you initially input your personal details, by changing your personal details on the [“personal details”] page when you are logged on to the web site, or by contacting West Ham World via the contact page at any time after submitting your personal details.
As the Internet is a global network, there may be instances when your personal data travels across international borders. This may include transfers outside the EU and the EEA. If you do voluntarily input any personal information via this web site or send correspondence, then in doing so you are authorising West Ham World to transfer your personal data in this way.
Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a web site by your web browser and stored on your computer. The cookie is then used by that web site to remember who you are from your last visit to that web site. The information that the cookie holds will typically consist of the domain name of where the cookie came from, how long the cookie will remain on your computer before it expires and a unique value assigned to the cookie which is made up of a randomly generated number. A Cookie may also contain your “log in” information that will allow you to log in automatically when visiting the web site. Cookies are not computer programs, they cannot read any information from your hard drive and they do not disseminate viruses.
You can set your web browser to reject cookies, though please be aware that the West Ham World web site may not function correctly if you do this.
For more information about cookies, including how to disable them, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some of the web pages of the web site may contain “clear gifs” or “web beacons”. These are used to count the number of users who access those pages and only collect information relating to the time, date and the page that was visited. They do not carry any personal information and are only used to track how effectively certain aspects of the web site are performing.
The IP address of the computer you use to access this web site is automatically provided by your browser each time you view the web site. If you provide any personal information via this web site then the IP address of the computer you are using at the time you provide this information will be stored by West Ham World. IP addresses may be used by West Ham World for various reasons, including but not limited to differentiating between users from different geographical locations or to help with technical problems that may relate to certain groups of IP addresses.
HOW SECURE IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
The security of your personal information is very important to West Ham World and it takes all steps it deems reasonably necessary to ensure such security. However, the transmission of data over Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure and failsafe. As such, West Ham World is not able to warrant or guarantee the complete security of any personal information that you provide and it is important that you are aware that providing any such information is done so entirely at your own risk.
If you would like details of the personal information we store about you please write to:
West Ham World
23 Meadgate Avenue